tv 11 News Sunrise NBC July 16, 2010 5:30am-6:00am EDT
thank you for joining us this morning. we will check on the weather and traffic on this friday. where is your friday dance? >> i did not have to dance. 3.5-magnitude earthquake in rockville. in case you were shaving and nicked yourself, there you go. it is -- it has just shown up on my equipment. i have to go over and fine tune it. i will show you that in a few minutes. it's show you something cannot show you. the heat and humidity. we're starting the day at 74 degrees. the humidity is way up. committee stays up today. a cool front comes in -- the humidity stays out today. now we see what is happening with traffic. >> i cannot wait to see your
gizmo. >> kind of looking forward to that. we're also looking forward to artscape this weekend. it is causing a possible traffic problem. the maryland avenue off ramp is closed on the southbound j.f.x.. you can see st. paul street as your alternate. it will be closed through sunday. be aware of that in the mount vernon area. 11 minutes on the inner loop west side. six minutes on 95 south between the beltway and 100. no delays to report just to get. this is a live look at the topside of the beltway. things of moving just fine there. picking up just a little bit on the outer loop but no delays to report. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back over to you. >> thank you. the weather is not the only
thing heating up in maryland. >> the battle for the highest elected office is on. against'malley will be bob ehrlich. jennifer franciotti joins us live from federal hill with the latest. >> democratic demonstrators held a protest outside the former governor's annapolis office yesterday. he was not there but bob ehrlich said things like that will not help maryland. 35 demonstrators demanded answers. looking out for corporate and special interest. >> if it walks and talks like a it is probably a duck. he represented a number of clients. he has waffled on his explanation. >> democrats zeroed in on bob
ehrlich position. ehrlich said he provided advice on how to protect congress. >> this sort of silly stuff, false and misleading advertisements, that does not create one job in the state of maryland. people have had it. >> the bridge is the 78-year-old dover bridge. ehrlich made a campaign stop at the bridge pledging to rebuild it. he allocated $41 million for the job. >> we will get it done this time. it is not complicated. it is a health and safety issue. >> in 2007, crews began preparing the site, but funding disappeared because of budget cuts. the bridge represents differences in how each candidate approaches the budget process.
ehrlich does not agree. as for the bridge, o'malley said it will be repaired once the economy improves. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> authorities say a man who crashed his car in hickory was intoxicated. witnesses say the car hit three parked vehicles and then crashed into the front of a store. the driver was airlifted to shock trauma. >> it is a surreal thing to see a car flying through the air coming toward you in the store. >> there were five or six of us in there. we turned around and we were in shock. >> a customer sitting in one of the parked cars was taken to the hospital. witnesses say the driver was
trying to pass another vehicle when he lost control over his car. >> the battle tefillin part of the waterfront problem not is now heating up. they met over a possible lawsuit to build the brick, and i'd. a floating promised i'd serves as a substitute. some homeowners object. >> as long as this remains unresolved, the homeowners of tomorrow are going to put their own improvements in there and there will be more encroachments'. >> building a brick wall when it will fill a 2006 promenade commitment. some 200 new jobs will be coming to white marsh. gm received a grant which was awarded to the local the silly. the plant was visited on
thursday to announce the grant. they will produce fuel-efficient gm vehicles. >> this is a short-term impact in maintaining the jobs that are in place. it will create a new industry with a new type of drive train. >> the white marsh the silly was chosen based on its capacity and work force. for the first time in 88 days, we have some good news to report on the bp oil spill. >> there is no oil spewing in the gulf of mexico right now. kate amara has the very latest. >> the bp gusher in the gulf has been temporarily capped. the question, will the cap holds? the oil spill has stopped for now. bp turned off the valve on its
new containment cap. >> colorado malia. it is a step in the right direction. >> -- hallelujah. positive sign. a >> the test will determine if the troubled well cannot withhold the pressure of being sealed. >> we have the ability to evaluate every six hours. >> the cap holds and if the seabed does not crack, officials say this could be the end of the spill, but not the disaster. >> we will be here for a long time. >> testing will continue into saturday afternoon. this temporary fix may have to be undone for a permanent solution. >> hillary clinton is considering running an
investigation to see if there is a connection between bp and the release of abdel baset al- megrahi. bp signed a $900 million agreement with libya during the same month's talks between libya www.mta.maryland.gov and. gov began. he is still thriving a year later. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. should the government pursue an investigation into whether bp played a role in the release of abdel baset al-megrahi? e-mail your response to email@example.com. >> for many college freshmen, taking remedial courses is pretty common. at coppin state, the goal is to help them graduate. we have the details. >> they are determined to
increase the number of students who earned diplomas. it all starts with the class of 2014. close to 200 freshmen are preparing for the fall. the program translates into a head start. >> this refreshes my memory. i have been out of high school for a few months. it is helping me a lot. >> the program is part academic and part motivation. folks are convinced that what students learn now will help them build a solid foundation for the future. >> once they get the skill and knowledge, we are certain they can graduate. >> and graduate in four years' time. it all starts here where
students can mastered the basics. >> i tried to use -- i should not use big words that i do not know. >> students will also be paired with advisors in the fall to help guide them to graduation. >> ok. 74 degrees on tv hill. it has become all too common over at johns hopkins. >> the fda fails to approve a new obesity drug. new obesity drug.
you can see the skycam view. a lot of moisture in the atmosphere. not quite as warm when you get away from the deep urban areas of the city. we're in the 70's all over the place. we are between weather systems right now. there is one over the atlantic and there is a cool front out in the west into the ohio river valley and down toward arkansas. that will be coming in tonight and tomorrow. it will not change things much. it does not look like it will change the temperatures all that much. we will detail all that coming up and we will also talk about an earthquake coming up in just a few minutes. >> thank you. for the 20th straight year, johns hopkins has been dubbed the best overall hospital. it was namedops in five
specialties including neurosurgery, gynecology, and rheumatology. a food and drug administration panel said a new diet drug should not be approved. they cannot get past potential safety risk. eric edwards has the story. >> it has been more than a decade since the fda approved a diet drug. >> i think if we had had a longer follow, i probably would have voted the other way. >> the drug will not be approved, citing concerns of possible side effects like depression. there are severe complications like liver drugs in other -- >> i am concerned about the erosion of the public trust
every time we approve a drug and don't get it right. >> it is a combination of two appetite suppressants. one is considered safe but was part of fen-phen that was taken market years ago. there are other drugs that will get their turn in the hot seat later this year. erica edwards, nbc news. >> 74 degrees on tv hill. it is the nation's free arts festival. organizers are gearing up for the artscape kickoff. >> we are overlooking the inner harbor. we will update weather and traffic
your morning commute is looking very nice at this friday. artscape starts today. that means the maryland avenue off ramp is closed from the southbound j.f.x. take st. paul street as your alternate there. no delays around the area. we are up to speed on the major roadways. very nice there. we will give you a nice look outside at warrant road. southbound traffic, you can see a little heavier. but no delays to report. -- very light traffic on the inner and outer lives. 95 checking out as well. now for a final check of the buses and trains. >> still showing some diversions because of artscape this weekend. the 11 line will be diverted at 11 and north. the three, 11, 61, and 64 have a
northbound diversion. 30 minute delay. light rail and metro running problem-free. the marc train system also reporting no delays. artscape is today, saturday, and sunday. now back to john collins. >> good morning. i mention that gismo earlier about earthquakes. hd doppler radar will also plot earthquake activity. we are here in baltimore. down in montgomery county, right along 270, an earthquake this morning after 5:00 a.m. where all the shaking was about 3 miles below the surface. it is at the potomac shenandoah region along 270, so traffic
was rocking and rolling as people were heading down towards the capital beltway. right now let's talk about the weather. as far as conditions, it is rather warm out there. 80 in annapolis. 77 in cambridge. 75 at the boardwalk. westminster, 75. in the 60's in far western maryland. we have a clear skies all around the area. there are a few scattered showers and thunderstorms in that cloud deck running ahead of this cool front, which does not have a lot of energy in it. it is not going to change the weather much. it may not the temperature a few degrees. it may be produced a spotty showers here or there. we do not look for any significant rain out of this thing. the weekend will be almost as warm and humid as we expect
today. eventually we will see heat coming into the area. we're colic hazy, hot, and humid. -- we're calling it hazy, hot, and humid. code orange. iroquois alert out today. that is an unhealthy situation for sensitive groups. this goes to the northeast corner of the state and right around philadelphia and trenton areas. you can see it is not surprising considering the weather we have to treat low 80's for water temperature today. we drop the temperatures down to around 90 this weekend. 96 today. 90 on saturday. maybe a few scattered thunderstorms early saturday morning and then during the afternoon. sunday looks dry.
a few more spotty showers and thunderstorms monday and tuesday. >> i was expecting more from that gizmo. you know. fine-tune the baby. >> the time is 5:52. 70 degrees on tv hill. >> we will take a look at one of your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers.
>> baltimore is getting ready for artscape this weekend. it is the largest free art festival in the country. is expected to drop 350,000 people. it is also expected to generate big money. the economic impact was nearly $26 million for last year's event. for more on this year's festivities, visit our website, wbaltv.com. four democratic senators want to know if libya played a role -- if bp played a role in the release of abdel baset al- megrahi.
an agreement was signed with libya the same month talks about his possible release began. it was thought at the time he had terminal cancer but more than a year later, he is still thriving. >> that brings us to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> >> this morning we asked -- should the government pursue an investigation into whether bp played a role in the release of convicted bomber abdel baset al- megrahi? >> keep e-mail link those responses to firstname.lastname@example.org. we will read more in the next hour. >> here is a look ahead to next hour. >> new developments in the trial of casey anthony. >> where does all that's gulf
but martin o'malley went to work. cutting $5 billion in waste and government spending, while also making opportunities for middle class families a priority. freezing college tuition four years in a row, record investments in our schools, and tax credits for small businesses to create jobs. while other states are still struggling, martin o'malley is making the tough choices... to move maryland forward.